Heartland Payment Systems, a credit-card and check processor serving
250,000 businesses in the United States, warned on Tuesday that it had
found evidence of a network breach that had compromised consumers'
Last week, auditors hired by the company found malicious software on
its payment network, the firm said in a statement. Visa and Mastercard
had tipped off the company to fraudulent card activity related to
credit-card transactions processed on Heartland's network.
Heartland "immediately took a number of steps to further secure its
systems," the company said. The payment processor also set up a Web
site, www.2008breach.com, to act as a communications point with affected customers.
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